Gluten Free, Dairy Free Soups for Fall
Soup season is here. I don’t know about you, but I love a good bowl of soup when the weather starts to cool. Soups for fall and winter are definitely my go to lunch. Many times they are also heavy enough when they are paired with something else to have for dinner.
Over the last few years I have ferreted out some great soups for fall and winter. It is not always easy to find tasty gluten free and dairy free soups. However, I have managed to find some that I make on repeat and thought I would share them with you.
Why Gluten Free, Dairy Free
I tested for food intolerances when I was in my late 40s. I was having lots of stomach issues. At the time I was already 90% dairy and gluten free. After I got my results I chose to make it so that I am 99% gluten and dairy free. It is almost impossible to be 100%. I also gave up several other foods at that time.
My body just feels much better when I don’t eat foods with dairy and gluten. I will eat a little cottage cheese or greek yogurt. Over the years, I have figured out that my body can tolerate them. If they are cooked, my tummy likes them even better. In my 50s, I was diagnosed with a type of microscopic colitis. Thus, I do everything I can to keep inflammation down in my body.
So if someone were to ask my what my diet is like I would tell them that it is a cross between Paleo and AIP (Autoimmune Protocol). If you are not familiar with these diets, then click on the underlines in the previous sentence. You will see what foods are good to help keep inflammation down in your body. So much of this is just trial and error. Elimination diets can really help you figure that out.
I can easily scan a recipe to see if it is something that I can eat and still be flavorful and tasty. Over the years, I have also learned how to make easy substitutions if necessary. You can read How I Pick a Good recipe here. On another fall food note….if you are looking for some great game day recipes you can check out my post on what I serve here.
What to Serve With Soup to Make It a Meal
Sometimes a bowl of soup just isn’t quite enough for an evening meal. A flavorful side dish can make it so the soup is a filling meal. Some ideas for side dishes are
- Fall/winter salads – you can find some yummy ones by clicking here.
- Simple baked potato or baked sweet potato
- Cornbread or Biscuits. I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten free mixes for both of these and they are tasty. You can find them here and here.
- Oven fried zucchini or yellow squash casserole.
My Favorite Soups for Fall and Winter
Now let’s get cooking. I thought I would break it down by the type of meat that is in each of the soups. If you know me, then you know I always like to have a good source of protein at every meal. I am also including a veggie soup that I make from time to time. Personally I like to add protein, but you don’t have to. Hope that you find a new soup recipe that just makes your tastebuds work overtime.
You can click on the underlined recipe name to go to the full recipe. This will take you to some of my favorite sites for tasty recipes.
This Creamy Sausage and Potato soup is a nice comforting soup when it is cold outside. Creamy soups are not something that I can usually eat, but the creaminess of this one comes from pureeing some canned beans. I just don’t tell Mark that there are beans in the soup. A salad or side veggie with this and it is definitely enough for dinner.
I had to include my very favorite Chicken Noodle soup. Just substitute gluten free pasta of some sort and this turns out tasty EVERY time I make it. I agree with the recipe creator that the chicken thighs make it more flavorful.
On a cold fall/winter night there is nothing like a great crockpot beef stew. This recipe is full of healthy vegetables and a very filling meal. To keep it gluten free, I just use my favorite gluten free flour and red wine not beer.
I love a soup that has cabbage in it. Most vegetable soups have tomatoes in them. I try to avoid tomatoes, but this one doesn’t have an overwhelming amount in them so my tummy/body tolerates it. This Cabbage soup recipe is good as is or I do like to add lean ground beef.
Let’s Set the Table for Fall
For this post I thought it would be fun to put together a simple tablescape. You can use these simple items all fall and for Thanksgiving. We shouldn’t reserve setting an inviting table just for guests. I find the it can help make any meal even more enjoyable.
These glass pumpkins just hopped into my cart one day at HomeGoods. You have to catch that store just right to find what you are looking for and I was lucky the day I found these. I found some similar ones here, here, and here. Once I found those, then I just added a few leaves and other fall items from a package and some votives with battery operated candles. Let me tell you, those battery operated candles are a must have for everyone.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I really appreciate every read and share more than you know. Hopefully you found a new recipe to try today to enjoy all season long.
Remember to always have a little SASs in your day!